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As County Fair opens, its new CEO talks about Pleasanton's big event

Original post made on Jun 18, 2014

Jerome Hoban has recently passed his first year as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alameda County Fair and Fairgrounds since replacing Rick Pickering who left in December of 2012.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:50 AM

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

Great facility. Mr. Hoban is working to fill some big shoes, but looks to be on the right path.

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Posted by mac
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

It is a long way from the "Red Gate" to the "Yellow gate" and the shuttles are great when they are running. But only during racing??? The fair exist for everybody, but seniors and handicapped have a real problem. The motorized wheel chairs are not an answer for most. People only want a short ride, and most can walk with in reason. The argument that safety is an issue, only points out that proper training for ALL electric cart operators should be required. safety can not be an issue on some days, but not others.
(Gravity, like safety is always with us, and must be considered, and dealt with) Proper training, and running the shuttles every day, would be much safer, but that considers that safety is the problem rather than an excuse.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

It's also a very long way to Tipperrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaary...

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Posted by Burtkauf
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

Fair is changed drastically last few years. There are no more family. Sjow
S, noon oldies, for the older and very young you're more towards teenage 20s and 30s and there's only one showing -missing two shows and now it is very crowded seems like things are more commercial

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I always enjoy seeing livestock at the fair and how beautiful they can be. I just don't appreciate the idea of snuffing them so that they can be eaten. I don't eat much beef or pork but I do eat lamb and chicken.

Now I would most certainly attend the fair if I heard that somebody like Padre Pio would show up to fly way up in the sky and be at different place/cities at the same time...duh...

I heard about the flying story at a dinner gathering in my home and my ears just about flapped off my head. I'm not totally unfamiliar with such stories but I must say that I'm not a fan. I'm the kinda person who understands spiritual matters but flying in the sky and showing up here 'n there...a bit much for this one! somebody must a bit coo-coo...

i rest my case...

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Posted by Myanklehurts
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

My family went to watch the fireworks from our old watching grounds on Valley Ave at the grass on Bernal Corporate Park.Too bad the management owners for the Park did not tell their landscaper to be sure the water was OFF for the return of the fireworks!!! We got soaked- the sprinklers went ON right before the finally! I twisted my ankle! Thanks Bernal Corporate Park and your Landscaper!!!!! Someone is sleeping at the wheel!!!!!

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